Endicott College is a pioneer in requiring comprehensive internship experiences in every program of study for undergraduate students. A philosophy of "learning by doing" permeates the college curriculum in which students are encouraged to integrate theory and practice in all of their studies. The College founders believed that students working in their intended career areas could gain practical experience while sharpening their insights and increasing their skills.
Through their experiences in internships students will be prepared to:
- Apply, integrate, and evaluate knowledge within a particular academic discipline
- Develop competencies for careers and community service
- Explore career options and gain field experience
- Foster personal growth through increased self-confidence, interpersonal skills, an understanding of self and others, and a heightened awareness of ethical standards
- Improve the ability to learn in a self-directed manner
The Internship Sequence for Field-based Learning at Endicott College
Bachelor degree candidates complete two 120-hour Internships (INT100 and INT200) for two credits each and one Semester Internship for 12 credits. Bachelor degree students entering Endicott College with 30 or more credits are exempt from one 120-hour internship.
Other Models for Internship
Nursing, Athletic Training and Education students follow a different model for internships to meet their graduation requirements. Nursing and Athletic Training internship credits are earned in clinical education experiences. Education students devote internship hours to student teaching. Please contact the appropriate program for additional information.